Liposuction for Thighs
The inner thighs and outer thighs are one of the most common areas treated by liposuction for women.
This is for at least two reasons. Firstly, bulky thighs are often hereditary, and can increase dramatically in size at puberty.
Also, after pregnancy, there is often an excessive accumulation of fat in the thigh area. Liposculpture to the thighs is very rewarding. Vast improvements in shape are possible.
Combined liposuction treatment of the outer thighs and hips
Commonly the lower half of the body is a larger size than the top half and clothes fit poorly. Many women have a 'body in 2 halves'. They are quite slender and happy with their appearance from the waist up, but the areas from the hips down are another story. Here its as though the thighs belong to another person. They are heavy and they bulge. With liposculpture it is possible to bring these two halves of the body back into proportion. Some women find that the inner thighs rub together and the skin of the inner thighs is irritated. Liposculpture can eliminate this problem, or at least make it much better.
Outer thighs "saddle bags" in women are accumulations of fat over the outer thigh. Removing them gets rid of the bulge which you see from looking directly in front or behind. The change in appearance is often dramatic.
Removal of the "saddle bags" or outer thighs can make a huge difference to body shape. Fitting jeans becomes much easier and a more youthful appearance is attained.
Inner thighs can cause a huge problem with chafing and can even affect the way some people walk.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a candidiate for thigh liposculpture?
Many women are dissatisfied with their thighs and feel that nothing can be done to help them. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Just about every women can have the bulk of the thighs reduced and the shape improved by careful liposuction by an experienced surgeon.
Is it permanent?
Yes, the reduction in the size of the thighs and the improvement in the shape is permanent, though it is important to maintain a proper diet and exercise program after the procedure.
Are there any scars?
There are generally 2-3 small 2mm wide access points for each area treated. These are not sutured after the procedure and essentially are invisible after a couple of weeks.
What other areas are treated at the same time?
What support garments are required?
A special compressive suit is worn for 3 days after the procedure, so wearing trousers or long dresses over the areas treated is recommended, if you want to disguise the garment.
Is there much bruising?
How long does the procedure take?
Most thigh procedures take from between 2 to 3 hours.
How much time will I need off?
In general you should plan on returning to work on day 3. It would be about 2-3 weeks before normal gym activities or jogging should be restarted.
Here are some of my thoughts about the procedure:
I had liposculpture of my thighs at Palm Clinic with Dr John Barrett because I had been self-conscious about the disfiguring "saddlebags" that were there. The discomfort of recovery was minimal and I have been so pleased with the results. I now can wear tights, jeans, jodhpurs and shorts without a second thought. I feel my body looks in proportion now, whereas before I was a definite pear shape. I am grateful to have had this procedure because its very pleasant to now be so content with my appearance.
By the way, yesterday evening out of nowhere the guy I am dating told me he loves my legs... they are perfect.... This is great to hear, I could not stand my upper legs all my adult life but now I am fine with them and I can believe compliments like this.
Thanks again for your excellent work!